Loading
Search
NEWS STORIES

Rhinelander's Only Uber/Lyft DriverSubmitted: 01/02/2019
Story By Nikolaus Koch

RHINELANDER - More than 60 million people use Uber around America, but it might surprise you that you can find one in the Northwoods of Wisconsin.

Rhinelander's Daniel Bushor is the only Uber and Lyft driver in the Northwoods.

He says that he may not get that many customers, for now, but he just enjoys getting to help people when they need it.

"Meeting new people, helping them, and keeping them safe...if they can't drive, then I'll drive for them."

Bushor says the most rides he's given so far happened on New Year's Eve when he safely delivered 11 people to their destinations.




Text Size: + Increase | Decrease -
| Print Story | Email Story
Sponsored in part by HodagSports.com





 IN OTHER NEWS

ONEIDA COUNTY - Oneida County Health Department (OCHD) has received notification an eighth person in Oneida County has been diagnosed with novel coronavirus infection (COVID-19).

The individual is in their 30's and has no history of travel and no known contact with someone who has previously tested positive for COVID-19. The individual was tested at one of the Wisconsin National Guard Community Testing events and has been self-isolating.

County health officials are working to determine how the individual may have become infected and are contacting others with whom the person with the positive result had close contact with.



+ Read More

TOMAHAWK - The 35-year-old Wausau man charged with the death of his friend pleaded guilty Tuesday morning.

Investigators said Charles Ramp, 52, was shot in his driveway Nov. 16, 2017. The suspect, Eric Moen, was arrested shortly after in Chippewa County.

According to court records, Moen pleaded guilty to one count of 1st-degree intentional homicide. A sentencing hearing is scheduled for September 2. The case had stalled due to Moen's competency.

+ Read More

Play Video

NORTHERN WISCONSIN - The National Weather Service is worried that people don't always know how to interpret or understand these phrases, so they're proposing an idea to help simplify things.

It's called "Hazard Simplification." It's a project launched in 2014 by the National Weather Service to help simplify communication and meaning of its alerts.

"Watches are basically a heads up that warning conditions might be present," said Warning Coordination Meteorologist Joe Moore. "Warnings are usually for some type of life and property threatening situation. And advisories are more heads up messages where people may need to use caution, sort of a thing."

This isn't a new project. They've done some work already.

+ Read More

EAGLE RIVER - Graduating seniors would normally get their diplomas around this time of year.

Although COVID-19 has cancelled in-person ceremonies, school districts are finding clever ways to honor their graduates.

Northland Pines printed up a poster for every graduating senior in the class of 2020.

The district hung these posters in downtown Eagle River last week and they are now with students at home.

Although the grads are disappointed in the lack of a formal ceremony, they were happy to see their accomplishments recognized.

+ Read More

ST. GERMAIN - Images of Highway 51 clogged with tourists emerged over the Memorial Day weekend.

The seasonal tourist traffic presents both an opportunity and a challenge for local businesses.

St. Germain Chamber of Commerce director Penny Strom says most businesses in Vilas County are ready for the crowds.

Neither tourists or businesses have any restrictions placed upon them by the state, but are encouraged to follow local guidelines.

Strom observed that tourists were mostly respectful toward the locals over the weekend.

+ Read More

RHINELANDER - Farmers and ranchers who have been financially hurt by the coronavirus have the opportunity to get aid from the federal government starting today (Tuesday).

Applications for the USDA's "Coronavirus Food Assistance Program" will be accepted through Aug. 28.

+ Read More

- We hear a lot of advisory terms involving weather every now and again:  Winter Weather Advisory; Flood Advisory;  Small Craft Advisory.The National Weather Service is worried that people don't always know how to interpret or understand these phrases, so they're proposing an idea to help simplify things.

+ Read More
+ More General News
Search: